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Stump Puffball

Lycoperdon pyriforme


These soft puffballs must have been white at some stage and had darkened with age. they were soft and covered with small soft warts. the skin had a tessellated appearance. Each puffball had an apical pore.


On damp soil amongst leaf litter , possibly arising from buried wood.


A younger puffball nearby had a white centre. It is said to be edible at this stage.
Also know as pear-shaped puffball.
Family: Agaricaceae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 27, 2017
Submitted on Jun 26, 2017

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